8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
2
Agra
— 1 night
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
4
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
End: New Delhi

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and then don't miss a visit to Jahanara Begum's Tomb.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. In February, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra road trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Agra are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for Jaipur on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Agra

Tours Shopping Outdoors

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Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then admire the striking features of Jal Mahal, and finally don't miss a visit to Monkey Temple (Galta Ji).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jaipur road trip tool .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Kangra (Kangra Fort & Mata Brajeshwari Devi). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala route planning tool .

You can fly from Jaipur to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kangra
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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